Tuesday 30th January 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Kestrel for a Knave. To celebrate this significant milestone for the iconic novel, the DVLP Team along with local artist Patrick Murphy and photographer Anton Want placed 50 copies of the novel in locations in and around Hoyland, the home town of Hines.
The fifty copies were customised with stickers and badges specially designed by Patrick. They were then deposited at Hoyland Library, The Hoyland Centre, The Knave & Kestrel pub, the O’yle in Wall pub and Casper’s Fish & Chip Shop. Local people queued to get hold of the special, limited edition copies and all the books had found new homes by the early afternoon!
It was a really busy and exciting day and both Radio Sheffield and Look North got involved to capture the celebrations. Liane from the team made it onto the local 6:30pm news, helping to raise awareness of Hines fantastic work and this important anniversary.
The book drop marked the beginning of a new Kes50 project, in which artist Patrick and photographer Anton have been commissioned to design and develop exciting new work. They will be collaborating to create a collection of new artworks over the coming year which will also link into a wider, ongoing multi-partner project throughout 2018/19. All of which will help to celebrate 50 years of both the book and the film Kes.